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Lol hell no, the US is horrible at writing laws that are good for the common person. I'd rather trust the the EU with its clumsy but well-intentioned laws over the USA's malicious, designed-by-companies laws



In the Czech Republic, small companies and self employed people are commonly fined for breaking extremely complex and unclear laws, some of them set by the EU (e.g. VAT) - without any malicious intent, ready to pay whatever should've been paid. It's the big companies that get to make deals with the government and avoid punishment. They also consistently favour big companies over small ones with tax breaks, dotations etc. I don't trust the EU in the slightest.


Most regulation seems to fall into that category in the US too. Big companies have the money to combat it and still make a windfall of profits, while the small guy trying to build a company gets crushed because some regulatory prosecutor is trying to make a name for himself.

Tax law is probably the most common example of this.




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